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One of Mosaic’s goals this year is to break binaries, integrate perspectives and generate solidarity in our school community. An ideal way to spark new conversations and connections is through reading together. The one book that was suggested by the most individuals (and on almost every list of the best books of 2020) is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Please join us in reading it!

Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more.

Find Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents at NYPL as a free e-book or order and pick up the print version at Sister Uptown Bookstore. The book is also available through Amazon.

Email mosaic@hcespta.org and we’ll send you an invite to the meeting.

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